Gardens of St. Augustine: Secrets of the Bayfront Marin House

There are so many reasons that I love to garden–the connection with the soil (I guess this farm girl hasn’t shaken that off yet), that good tired feeling you have after planting all day, the ability to enjoy the landscape … Continue reading

6 Smart Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund

It’s April 15–tax day! If you’re getting a refund this year, a recent survey says that 7% of you will spend some of your return on travel. If you’re coming to St. Augustine, here are my 6 suggestions for getting your money’s … Continue reading

What Would Don Draper Do? Five Reasons He’d Stay at our Bed and Breakfast

Mad Men is back tonight, and the hub and I can’t wait (well, technically we’ll have to wait because we’re traveling tonight and will have to DVR the episode in the near future). With all the articles about the fashion, … Continue reading

Summer Wedding Tips: Five Things to Remember Before You Walk Down the Aisle

We love summer weddings! The dehydration, the droopy hair, the groomsmen passing out. Wait, what??? Your summer wedding doesn’t have to be a sweaty, smoldering affair. (Save that for the honeymoon!) Here are some tips for surviving your summer wedding: … Continue reading

Great Wedding Reception Ideas: Food Trucks

We hosted a pre-wedding reception last night at the inn. The bride and groom (pre-bride and pre-groom?) wanted their out of town guests to have a place where they could stop in, see people, and grab a bite to eat. Instead … Continue reading